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Randall Children's Hospital, with its undulating walls and wood ceilings, was judged the best suspended ceiling in Oregon. Built by Fred Shearer & Sons, it was one of 15 projects honored by the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau.

NWCB honors outstanding ceiling and wall projects

The Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau on May 10 handed out 15 awards for outstanding wall and ceiling projects at the association's 62nd annual convention and trade show in Scottsdale, Ariz.

May 11, 2012
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Awards were given for commercial and residential projects, for both interior and exterior finishes. Three were for suspended ceilings. There were six winners in Washington, five in Oregon and four in British Columbia.

Projects were judged on design, job site innovation and/or conditions, quality of workmanship, use of materials and overall effect.

The judging panel was: architect Vince Nordfors; Chris Martindale, senior project manager at Howard S. Wright Construction; Murray Corey, executive director of the British Columbia Wall and Ceiling Association; Bob Drury, industry expert and former NWCB executive director; Jim Young, NWCB of Oregon technical consultant; Terry Kastner, NWCB technical consultant; and Mark Eisenmann, NWCB executive director.

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2012 Outstanding Project of the Year Awards
Exterior Commercial
Denny Terrace
Western Partitions

Interior Commercial
Swedish Issaquah
Anning-Johnson Co.

Light-Gauge Steel Framing
Consolidated Rental Car Facility
Expert Drywall

Renovation/Restoration Residential
Arbor Crest Cliff House
Drywall Specialties

Renovation/Restoration Commercial
Saint Joseph Medical Pavilion
Joseph J. Jefferson & Son

Suspended Ceiling
Swedish Issaquah
Performance Contracting

Exterior Commercial
Wildhorse Resort & Casino
High Desert Wall Systems

Interior Commercial
Linus Pauling Science Center
Cascade Acoustics

Restoration Commercial
Spalding Building
Fred Shearer & Sons

Renovation Commercial
Oregon State Hospital Kirkbride
Western Partitions

Suspended Ceiling
Randall Children's Hospital
Fred Shearer & Sons

British Columbia
Exterior Residential
Mack Kirk residence
Charles Joseph Plastering

Interior Commercial
LDS Temple
Raicor Contracting

Light-Gauge Steel Framing
Surrey Public Library
Gallagher Brothers Contractors

Suspended Ceiling
Telus World of Science
Turner Brothers Contractors


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